Despite being all-pervasive and important for keeping our feet from flying off the Earth, gravity remains, in large part, a puzzle to scientists.
What if I told you certain places on earth defy gravity? Would you be surprised? It’s time to find out. Stick around as we countdown 15 places on earth where gravity doesn’t seem to work.
ST. IGNACE MYSTERY SPOT
According to the St. Ignace Mystery Spot, in the early 1950s, a few surveyors were exploring Michigan’s Upper Peninsula one day when they realized that none of their equipment was working properly.
The problems, they discovered after some testing was only apparent in a circle about 300 feet in diameter.
Behold a mystery spot! Over the years, thousands of visitors have stopped at the Mystery Spot to experience a place where gravity does strange things or more accurately, your brain does strange things as it tries to make sense of contradictory input and tall people appear to be shorter than they do outside of the spot.
These optical contradictions and odd physical sensations keep people coming back for more. It is also said that the Mystery Spot makes people feel queasy and light-headed if they stay within the spot’s boundaries for too long.
SANTA CRUZ MYSTERY SPOT
The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
It is a circular area of effect around 150 feet or 46 meters in diameter. Within the Mystery Spot, you will be stunned as your perceptions of the laws of physics and gravity are questioned.
But don’t take our word for it, come and decide for yourself! The Mystery Spot was discovered in 1939 by a group of surveyors and opened to the public in 1940.
The Mystery Spot has amazed and perplexed hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, and many return time and time again to experience these puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height.
Some speculate that cones of metal were secretly brought here and buried in our earth as guidance systems for their spacecraft. Some think that it is in fact the spacecraft itself buried deep within the ground.
Other theories include carbon dioxide permeating from the earth, a hole in the ozone layer, a magma vortex, the highest dielectric bio cosmic radiation known anywhere in the world, and radiesthesia.
Whatever the cause is, it remains a mystery.